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Illusion Of Gravity

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4.00 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Too Late (8:56)
2. Shining Bliss (6:27)
3. Strange Home (6:31)
4. I Can (6:48)
5. Kua Fu (10:52)

Total Time 39:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Federico Aluzzi / rhythm guitar, lead vocals
- Umberto Alberto / keyboards
- Alessandro Cascella / guitar
- Gabriele Zuddas / bass
- Davide Garofalo / drums

Releases information

Digital via Bandcamp (2020)

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ILLUSION OF GRAVITY Too Late ratings distribution


4.00
(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(75%)
75%
Good, but non-essential (12%)
12%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by andrea
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4 stars Illusion Of Gravity took shape in Turin in 2013 on the initiative of keyboardist Umberto Alberto and drummer Davide Garofalo. After some line up changes and a first period spent performing cover versions of pieces by Pink Floyd, Genesis, PFM, Caravan or Porcupine Tree, they started to work on their own compositions with the aim of "merging into a progressive rock core a combination of different musical genres". In 2020 they finally self released a debut album entitled Too Late with a line up featuring Umberto Alberto (keyboards), Davide Garofalo (drums), Federico Aluzzi (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Alessandro Cascella (lead guitar) and Gabriele Zuddas (bass). The final result is a good mix of modern and vintage sounds...

The opener "Too Late" starts by a spacey crescendo that could recall Pink Floyd, then the dark, pulsing atmosphere gives way to a more melodic part where the music and lyrics evoke the regrets for some wrong choices made in the past but also the awareness of the need to go on. If you try, you might find that it's not too late to redeem yourself learning from your errors but you have to fight hard to come out from the abyss of a personal crises and never stop to hope in better days to come...

"Shining Bliss" blends eighties keyboard sounds and more aggressive parts with electric guitar riffs in the forefront to depict and criticize a false, hypocritical world where appearances rule and the value of a person is based only on his or her richness and bloodline...

The dark "Strange Home" conjures up haunting presences and painful memories that keep you stuck in a house once familiar and now transformed in a kind of mental prison. The following "I Can" starts by a keyboard pattern with a strong new wave flavour, then the music takes another direction while the lyrics depict an effort to break through from a bleak reality getting lost in a psychedelic trip...

The long, complex epic "Kua Fu" closes the album with fiery guitar riffs and other brilliant instrumental passages. The title refers to the name of a giant who wished to capture the Sun, a legend in Chinese mythology that the band tells through the voice of Kua Fu by interpreting his desperate, crazy effort to tame the light. There are many versions of this myth, here the Moon, queen of the night, has mercy of the protagonist and tries to save him from the burning power of the Sun...

On the whole, a good album full of nuances but that needs several spins to be fully appreciated.

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4 stars ILLUSIONS OF GRAVITY is an Italian neo-prog group founded in 2013, which released their first baby late last year, far from RPI. Here it is over-the-top prog sounds with a mix of various movements, neo to heavy prog; in fact this album is a good summary of the groups for which they have long ens ... (read more)

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